The legend of Assamese films began since pre –independence era. The first Assamese film, Joymoti was made in 1935, just four years before the first talkie was made in India. Jyotiprasad Agarwala, the twentieth century Assamese creative genius, made the first Assamese film Joymoti, a talkie, in that year. Inspired by his painstaking efforts, many filmmakers from this land of blue hills and red river have been continuously contributing in the field of filmmaking till this date and bringing laurels in the national as well as international arenas. It was not possible for the viewers and film lovers of this remote area like Assam to view internationally acclaimed films. The hesitation of the cinema house owners to exhibit good and parallel movies is another setback in case of enjoying the aesthetical values and artistic excellence of the films made by master film makers across the globe. It is against this back, drops a handful of film lovers, critics, writers under the leadership of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika, came together and gave birth to the Gauhati Cine Club (GCC) in 1962.
The aim of GCC was to create serious discourse and debate in the cinematic and intellectual world of Assam and also to create awareness in the society about cinema as a serious art form. The untiring journey of GCC continues towards that direction.